Disneyland Resort visitors will have the option of staying at the area's largest time-share resort - featuring multibedroom condominiums and a rooftop deck for fireworks viewing - starting in 2008.
Trendwest Resorts Inc. is planning to start construction in January on the 14-story, 253-unit WorldMark Anaheim, the third time-share complex in Anaheim. It will be one of the city's tallest buildings.
The Redmond, Wash.-based company, which owns 58 resorts, decided to build in Anaheim because of survey requests from existing owners and the central location in Southern California.
In March, the Planning Commission approved the time-share complex, adding to the two already in the resort area. Cendant also owns Dolphin's Cove, with 136 condos. Peacock Suites offers 139 suites, a combination of hotel rooms and time shares.
Jeff Pank, who manages the Peacock Suites, said his occupancy rates are 12 percent to 15 percent ahead of other hotels.
WorldMark is to be built at Katella Avenue and Zeyn Street, down the street from Peacock Suites. It would be almost double the size of the Peacock Suites and offer more amenities. It will sit next to GardenWalk, an outdoor mall and hotel complex that will start construction next year.
The resort features private balconies, as well as outdoor and children's pools, an exercise facility, game room and complimentary, five-level garage. Twelve Presidential Suites will be available. The deck will include cabanas and three spas and seating.
The highest point of WorldMark will be 168 feet tall - just 10 feet shorter than the area's tallest building, the Anaheim Marriott.